Long time forgotten are dreams that just fell by the way . . .

Not really.  I have been weighing regularly.  I need to update the progress page.

The truth is I just fell back into my old habits and the scales now read 151!  Again!  A far cry from 134.8 I weighed in February!  If I get serious and go back to what I was doing when I was at my lowest, I’ll go back to my lowest.  Not rocket science.  Move more.  Eat less!  No reason to be depressed or get discouraged or give up.  Just got to GET UP!  My portion sizes have grown.  I’ve stopped exercising and I’m eating too many carbs and junk.  I was thinking, if I could only get a jump start to encourage myself and see some real loss then maybe I would be back on track.  For real this time!  I came across this article where the author states, “I can show any human adult on earth how to lose 5 lbs in one day.”  It was all poo – literally.  The author states that “160lb woman can lose 3.2lbs to 4.8lbs in one single bowel movement.”

I really love this:

It’s not about weight. It’s about size. It’s about routines. It’s about good habits.

If you focus on habits and ignore all the other noise, size reduction occurs, energy increases and your self-confidence goes through the roof. This is lifestyle change.

I need to go back to being a little hungry all day long until my stomach has shrunk and I can relearn how to eat and not over-eat.  Baby steps.  Baby bites.  Slow down!  Relax.  Exercise.  Plenty of water and sleep!  I can do this!!

I can lose 15 lbs in 3 months, right?  It’s only 5 a month.  During the holiday season.  🙂

I found this on the internet:

I am your height [5’1.5″], female, and lost a stone (from 140 to 126) in two months very easily without counting calories, though I did monitor my carb levels and kept them below 70g a day. I just gave up grains, potatoes, legumes and alcohol totally, and replaced them with meat, fish, salad, veg, and nuts. Interestingly, I also found myself eating a lot of strawberries and cream, sometimes even for breakfast. 

When I scroll back, at the time, I was averaging somewhere around 1300 to 1600 calories a day, with some 1700 to 2000 expended (but this is very rough, so do not take it as gospel). I didn’t do any specific exercise apart from a regular walk 40 mins each day with a longer one at weekends (audio-books, music or language course on my i-pod), and housework.

It was not hard and, aside from the first week (carb flu), I didn’t get hungry.

Yes, IF I want it, I CAN do it!  Just not without effort.

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